There are few reasons that would justify breaking into a car, but saving a dog that’s at risk of dying from heat exhaustion is certainly one of them.
Starting this month, it will now be legal to do exactly that in Tennessee.
An extension to Tennessee’s “Good Samaritan law,” which allows people to break into cars to save children, now makes it legal to do the same for animals. The conditions to follow through with a break-in, including searching for the owner and notifying law enforcement, are very reasonable.
“If you act reasonably, as any reasonable person would respond, you will not be at fault to save a life. You will not be at any fault to save a life and/or animals,” said Nashville Fire Department Chief of Staff Mike Franklin.
Now can we get this up north before August hits?